Calxa Australia was recognised with a Merit Award last night in Melbourne at the National iAwards. ICT leaders and innovators across 25 categories were honoured at the annual ceremony with Senator Stephen Conroy, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate and The Minister for Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy amongst the special guests.

Calxa was honoured for its work in the community sector taking home the award in the e-Inclusions and e-Community category. Company CEO Mick Devine was delighted “Winning in this category means a lot to us. This is a great opportunity to further expand our reach to Not-for-Profit organisations and continue our work in simplifying reporting.”

Kelly Hutchinson, Executive Judge of iAwards said “We congratulate Calxa for the effort they put in, helping make sense of finance for the not-for-profit sector.”

The 2012 iAwards honours companies at the cutting edge of technology and is the most comprehensive awards program in the technology industry today with Australia’s three peak industry bodies: The Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and Pearcey Foundation coming together to deliver one truly premier industry awards event.

Chair of the Pearcey Foundation, Wayne Fitzsimmons, said the quality of 2012 iAwards nominations was exceptional.  “Choosing winners from these nominations was a very difficult task but those selected represent the most outstanding innovating companies with world class R&D in the Australian ICT industry today.”

AIIA CEO, Suzanne Campbell, said the record number of nominations across all categories of the iAwards this year confirmed it as the pre-eminent event in Australia’s ICT industry. “The recognition of both nominees and winners by their peers and industry is unparalleled and leads to both business and career opportunities.”

About Calxa

Recently voted “Most Outstanding Software for MYOB”, Calxa Australia delivers the leading budgeting and cashflow forecasting software for Not-for-Profit organisations and small businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Calxa software integrates with accounting systems such as MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero, producing error-free reports quickly and easily. The company’s headquarters are located in Townsville, Queensland. Mick Devine is a CPA and CEO of Calxa Australia. He has 30 years’ experience of working with Not-for-Profits, in particular focusing on budgeting and cashflow forecasting

About the DonorTec Program

Calxa Australia has partnered with DonorTec and TechSoup New Zealand to provide $1,000,000 worth of budgeting software to grassroots Not-for-Profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Through the alliance, Calxa donates its Calxa Premier budgeting and cashflow forecasting software to smaller Not-for-Profit organisations that meet the DonorTec eligibility criteria. Everyone expects NFPs to spend more of their resources on service delivery and less on administration. This is Calxa’s way of helping them realise this goal while still providing the reporting needed to achieve good governance. NFP organisations with turnover under $1m are encouraged to apply. Contact DonorTec on 08 8122 2701.

For more information please contact:

Mick Devine, CEO Calxa Australia Pty Ltd Email: [email protected] Info: Phone: +61 433 77 88 05